During the two hour trip, we will observe various animals and vegetation. After breakfast our group will explore by boat the National Park of Tortuguero which shelters a fabulous array of wildlife.
There are unusually large populations of monkeys, amphibians, birds, including the great green macaw, fish and three species of marine turtles.
After lunch back at the lodge we head into Tortuguero town and the Caribbean Conservation Center.
Resident fauna include the tapir, ocelot, jaguars, collared peccaries, river otters, sloth, grisons, frogs, toucans, and the fascinating bulldog bats which feed on fish.
The wide-open canals make viewing easy for spotting crocodiles, giant iguanas, and basilisk lizards basking atop the branches, swallow-tailed hawks and vultures swooping over the treetops, and caimans on the fallen raffia palm branches at the side of the river.
There are no cars in the island town of Tortuguero but there are a few shops and restaurants.
Be sure to walk the little foot paths to Tortuguero beach, the most important nesting site of the endangered green turtle in the Western Hemisphere.
Once there we have a short break before a 1.5 hour ride to our hotel in Monteverde.
The Monteverde Cloud Rain Forest is known for its conservation efforts and lifestyle centered on nature.
Today we depart to Tortuguero National Park on the Atlantic Coast, crossing Costa Rica from west to east, descending into the lowlands of the Caribbean coast.
In Caño Blanco we board a river boat where our exciting tour really begins.
It is considered one of the ten most active volcanoes in the world.
This morning it's time to explore the town and to explore La Fortuna Waterfalls.
Sleep late or see how many different kinds of flora and fauna you can spot in a 2 ½ hour morning nature walk.